Owen Smith

MP, Pontypridd

Pontypridd Labour

Owen Smith campaigned to remain in the European Union

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Owen Smith’s voting in Parliament

Owen Smith is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

This is a selection of Owen Smith’s votes.

  • Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
  • Almost always voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Consistently voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Owen Smith’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Owen Smith’s full vote analysis page for more.

Owen Smith has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

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Labour MP for Pontypridd

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Expenses

Topics of interest

  • Wales
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Treasury
  • HM Treasury
  • Health
  • Universal Credit
  • Departmental Procurement
  • Child Care
  • Children: Maintenance
  • Welfare Tax Credits

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (14 Sep 2015 to 27 Jun 2016)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Wales (14 May 2012 to 14 Sep 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (Wales) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
  • Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 28 Nov 2011)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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  • Has spoken in 21 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Owen Smith’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 136 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 58.04% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 1 annotation on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 101 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Owen Smith’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 244 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Sep 2016.

2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Edwards Coaches Ltd
Address of donor: Newtown Industrial Estate, Llantwit Fardre, Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff CF38 2EE

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: in support of my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party, £6,000 in paying the cost of contact lists.

Date received: 21 July 2016

Date accepted: 21 July 2016

Donor status: company, registration 04045308

(Registered 01 September 2016)
Name of donor: Quatro Public Relations Ltd
Address of donor: Leigh Saxton Green LLP, Mutual House, 70 Conduit Street, London W1S 2GF

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Secondment of one member of staff, between 20 July and 21 September 2016, to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party. The gross value of this secondment is £9,654.12.

Date received: 20 July 2016

Date accepted: 5 August 2016

Donor status: company, registration 06056821

(Registered 01 September 2016)
Name of donor: Anthony Watson
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £67,550 in paying the rental, phone and internet costs of an office during my campaign for the leadership of the Labour Party. This amount covers the period 22 July 2016 to 23 September 2016.

Date received: 22 July 2016

Date accepted: 5 August 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 01 September 2016)

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